Learn about foods to avoid and other potential pet food safety hazards here.
Just when you think you are taking the best care of your pets as possible, they find something icky to chew on! Why do dogs (and cats) eat the things they do? We may never know all the answers to this seemingly simple question. Probably because it smelled good, they were hungry, or just plain curious. Is it something you should be concerned about? Maybe.
Onions are potentially harmful to dogs and cats, especially smaller dogs who like to get into the garbage.
Guest Author Dr. Jonathan J. Kreissler, a veterinary internist in Miami, Florida, discusses a case of onion toxicity in a terrier.
Chocolate is a popular treat all year round. Care must be taken when animals are around, though. Chocolate can be toxic, and sometimes even fatal, for animals. Dogs are most commonly affected, due to their ability to find it and the common 'sweet tooth' they seem to have. It is important to remember that cats and other species are susceptible to the toxic effects of chocolate, too.
Learn what makes chocolate toxic, what types of chocolate are more toxic, and what signs are seen with chocolate overdose in pets.
Originally thought to be an urban legend, it is now known that raisins and grapes are indeed toxic to dogs. The type of grape and the type of dog doesn't seem to matter, and the toxic amount may be a small serving to several ounces.
Read this FAQ to learn what is known about this mystery toxin and to safeguard your pets from accidental poisoning.
Xylitol is a sugar-alcohol sweetener found in many sugar free candies, chewing gums, baked goods and dental products. In humans, ingestion of large quantities of xylitol may have a mild laxtive effect.
In dogs, ingestion of even small amounts of xylitol can be deadly. Even more deadly than the "common" toxic sweet, chocolate. Special caution is advised for chocolate and other candies sweetened with xylitol.